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Micro Focus Extends its Global Information Management Infrastructure and Strengthens Relationship with SDL

SDL plc

Monday, 26 July, 2010

Maidenhead, U.K.  -  26th July 2010 - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions is pleased to announce that Micro Focus, a leading provider of Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management solutions, has extended its relationship with SDL by adding language services to its existing SDL solutions for web and component content management.


Micro Focus adopted SDL’s technology and language services to deliver high-quality global content across its product and technical document portfolio, supporting its 18,000 worldwide customers and helping to drive its corporate global expansion initiatives.


The appointment of SDL as a strategic content solutions partner follows Micro Focus’ adoption of SDL Trisoft™ for XML component content management, SDL Tridion® for managing web content and the use of SDL Passolo® for facilitating software localization.  By introducing SDL’s language services to its Global Information Management strategy, Micro Focus will streamline the creation of content for International audiences by integrating source creation, translation and publishing workflows.


SDL was chosen for its proven ability to deliver integrated technology and consultative services to drive revenue and maximize efficiency in global content creation.  


 “Choosing a solutions partner was not something that we took lightly.  Delivering accurate and timely information to our customers is a business priority for Micro Focus.  The localization process needs to integrate with our XML authoring, web publishing and product development processes.  SDL proved it has the end-to-end solution for Global Information Management that we were looking for with its translation services providing added value to the technology platform,” said Chris Hadley, User Information Manager at Micro Focus.


Dominic Kinnon, VP Solutions at SDL commented, “I’m delighted that we have been able to meet Micro Focus’ expectations for product and document localization.  It’s exciting to be extending our relationships with Micro Focus and helping them drive forward their strategy for creating, managing and publishing global content.”


For more information on how companies are benefiting from working with the SDL Language Services division please go to http://www.sdl.com/localization_services/



About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions. SDL’s solutions increase business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. The company’s integrated Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information that reaches multiple audiences around the world through different channels.


Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP, Sony and Virgin Atlantic. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 34 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


About SDL Language Services

SDL’s Language Services division provides a full range of high quality localization services, including translation, production, testing and business process outsourcing solutions.  Supported by its global infrastructure of in-house, in-country translation offices and market leading technology, SDL’s Language Services help customers accelerate time-to-market for products, implement workflow efficiencies, and decrease translation costs by delivering innovative language solutions for every stage of its clients’ product and content lifecycles.


About Micro Focus

Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information, please visit www.microfocus.com.



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For more information please contact:

Amy Hall (SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters)

+44 (0)1628 410120

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Jackie Iverson ( SDL Americas)

+1 303 402-2438

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Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )

+81 90 6695 5313

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